There's a lot of intrigue and excitement around new Bears coach Matt Nagy. Mitch Trubisky aptly described it throughout the offseason, saying Nagy is bringing a gunslinger's mentality to the job and is giving fans something to get fired up about.
That said, he's still a rookie coach. And with first-time coaches comes a lot of unknowns. As a result, Nagy and his assistants were ranked 20th in a recent power ranking of NFL coaching staffs.
The 40-year-old Nagy appears to have a big future ahead of him after doing big things with Alex Smith and the Chiefs in his only season as that team's offensive coordinator. A lot of folks are excited to see what he does with Mitchell Trubisky and the rejuvenated Bears offense, but you can't call him a great head coach until he's coached some games.
The good news for Nagy is that he'll only have to worry about the offense this season with the return of defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. Assuming the defense stays healthy, it should be a productive group that keeps the Bears in games. That allows Nagy to focus on putting Chicago in the best position to score points, something that's assumed will occur with his offensive acumen and the addition of Mark Helfrich as offensive coordinator.
If the Bears can flip their fortunes around and finish around .500 or better, Nagy and his staff could ascend into the top 10 of power rankings like these at this time next year.